The Movement for a Culture of Peace announces its final Saturday Open Forum of the year—our sixth in 2015.
Saturday, Dec. 5, 9:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Revitalizing the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center
501 North Madison St., Wilmington 19801.
This month, we will support one of our Calls to Action made during our second annual March for a Culture of Peace. Marchers will remember passing the William “Hicks” Anderson Community Center (#WHACC) at the corner of 7th and Madison Streets. Our presence is needed there again to show support for West Center City, which has been troubled by persistent violence in recent years.
Built in 1972 and later named for one of the Wilmington’s most prominent black community activists of the 1960s to 1980s, WHACC still provides vital recreational facilities for youth and services ranging from job fairs to computer education for the West Center City community. As the only city-owned center of its kind, WHACC is in urgent need of renovation and revitalization. Several plans have been put forward to accomplish this. Come hear about these plans from three members of the community:
James Lane, director of parks and recreation for the City of Wilmington, which operates the center
Shawn Allen, deputy director of parks and recreation for the City of Wilmington
Captain Stephen Misetic, Wilmington Police Dept., West Center City Division
Kyrone Davis, local professional boxer who has trained at WHACC
The panel discussion and question period will be moderated by Chandra Pitts, director of One Village Alliance and Jeff Lott from First Unitarian Church.
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